Mulch Bid

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by cwlawley, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 470

    I have a customer that wants us to install 15 years of triple shred mulch in her yard. My price on this mulch is $12/pickup a yard or $16 delivered per yard. I do not have anything to pick this up all at once.

    I am a solo operator with two part time helpers although I will only have one on this job. Part time is makes roughly $10 per hour. All of the mulch will have to be wheelbarrowed around the house to the backyard, about 150 feet per dump. What would you guys do this for...I was thinking close to $55 per yard.
  2. Collin

    Collin LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    I would buy bags and carry it
  3. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 470

    Are you serious?
  4. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    Do to distance i would charge $80 per yard at least. Good Luck!
  5. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,563


    we did a detailed time study a few years back.. we found that we made more money using bag mulch, than bulk (less than tractor load quantaties).

    the mulch was more, but it takes way less time to handle and apply it, and there is NO CLEANUP.. also you only use exactly what you need for the job, you order too much just take it back to the shop and re sell the product...
    I give a job price, so it i am over a little on the muclh i order, i do not have to put it out there.. i can re sell it somewhere else....

    we use bag whenever possible...

    we do however go through a few tractor trailer loads bulk mulch per year for large properties.... We pay about 1K for 80 yards... this is just past the bag is cheaper threshold....
  6. dg0123

    dg0123 LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 20

    I'm a firm believer in using bagged mulch whenever possible. Quicker to put out, less to clean up, easier to handle, and easier on the ole' back. Toss them in a wheelbarrow or back your truck up as close as you can. Good Luck!

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